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Valley Grande in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Summerfield Methodist Church

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Summerfield Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Congregation was organized as early as 1837, first under the charge of Charles McLeod and next, Asbury H. Shanks. Contract for the present building was let October 23, 1844, and the building was dedicated on October 5, 1845. Greenberry Garrett was Presiding Elder for the Summerfield District. The original building committee was Greenberry Garrett, A. H. Mitchell, T. B. Goldsby, John Paulling, and George A. B. Walker. The original Trustees were George Childers, Noel Pitts, John Paulling and David Mims. Here worshipped Bishop J. O. Andrew and many other prominent Methodist leaders and educators. This church absorbed the earlier congregation which worshipped at Childers Chapel, south of this site, were a Methodist congregation was in existence as early as 1824.
 
Erected 1975 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 30.957′ N, 87° 2.479′ W. Marker is in Valley Grande, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Main Street north of County Road 16, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Summerfield Community of Valley Grande. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 Main Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as
Summerfield Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Summerfield Methodist Church Marker
the crow flies. Childers Chapel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); British West Florida, 1764-83 (approx. 5 miles away); Union Troops Charge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Redoubt No. 15 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Defense of Selma Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); R.B. Hudson High School (approx. 6.5 miles away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
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Summerfield Methodist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Summerfield Methodist Church & Marker
Summerfield Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Summerfield Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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